Who is William Bumpus? Gayle King’s ex-husband Bio: Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children

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William Bumpus (born in 1954) is a prominent American attorney and former spouse of Gayle King. He has made his mark as a prominent figure in his own right.

Gayle King, renowned for her successful career as an American television personality, author, and CBS News broadcast journalist, was previously married to William Bumpus

William Bumpus himself has achieved recognition as an Assistant Attorney General in Connecticut. Both individuals have excelled in their respective fields and earned acclaim for their contributions.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: William Bumpus
Born: 1954 (age 54 years old)
Place of Birth: Greenwich, South East London, England
Nationality: American
Education: Yale Law School
Height: 1.85 m
Parents: Claude Bumpus Sr.
Siblings: Claude Bumpus Jr., Teresa Bumpus, Denise Bumpus,
Spouse: Gayle King (m. 1982–1993)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Kirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr.
Occupation: Attorney
Net Worth: $20 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

William Bumpus, a successful attorney, was born in Greenwich, south-east London, England, in 1954. His father, Claude Bumpus Sr., raised him. 

He had a brother, Claude Bumpus Jr., and two sisters, Teresa Bumpus and Denise Bumpus. Connected, William Bumpus studied law at the elite Yale Law School in New Haven. He was reported to be one of the brightest students in his class.


Following his graduation from Yale Law SchoolWilliam Bumpus began his professional journey as an assistant attorney general for Connecticut in 1980. After a brief stint, he shifted gears into civil law practice. However, his passion for public service led him back to government roles, where he served as an assistant attorney and criminal prosecutor.

Through his unwavering dedication and persistent commitment, William Bumpus earned a well-deserved promotion to attorney. He represents DFC in court cases related to children, abuse, and neglect. His expertise lies in the specialized field of termination of parental rights.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Will Bumpus (@willgb3)

Personal Life

In 1982, William Bumpus and his ex-wife, Gayle King, married and began their journey together. They were blessed with two beautiful children; a son named William Bumpus Jr. and a daughter named Kirby Bumpus, who undoubtedly brought immense happiness and love into their family. William is currently 69 years old.

After almost eleven years together, the pair ended their marriage and filed for divorce in 1993. The husband said that the main reason he made his decision was that he knew about his wife Gayle King‘s infidelity. He did, however, ultimately regret his actions in 2016. He is currently single and welcoming to new relationships.

Net Worth

William Bumpus, a highly accomplished lawyer with an extensive career spanning over forty years, has amassed an impressive net worth exceeding $20 million. 

Through his exceptional expertise and unwavering dedication to his profession, he has capitalized on countless opportunities, catapulting him to great financial success.

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